A Hybrid Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Data Center Location Selection

A Hybrid Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Data Center Location Selection

Brilliant Engineering (BEN)
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - January 2020

Ferhat Yuna Şeyma Emeç Özge Albayrak Raziye Kılıç Bilal Usanmaz Burak Erkayman

Abstract

In today's world, the fact that information applications have become an indispensable part of life with the effect of the developments in information technologies has led to a huge rate of data production and usage. As a result of this, the need for data centers has increased. Although Turkey is a country with advantages that can play a leading role in the field of data centers in the region where it is located, it has some disadvantages as well as these advantages Based on these disadvantages, natural disasters index, climate index, energy index, accessibility index and human capital and life quality index (HCLQ) of 81 provinces are taken into consideration for data centers location selection in Turkey. Criteria weights were determined by fuzzy DEMATEL (The Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory) method in the problem solving and alternatives were listed using EDAS (Evaluation based on Distance from Average Solution) method. According to the results obtained, a suitable alternative for the data centers location selection was found to be Istanbul.

Keywords

Data Center, Location Selection, Fuzzy DEMATEL, EDAS
https://doi.org/10.36937/ben.2020.001.003